Mai (Mayu Takahashi), a junior high school student, refuses to go to school. Her parents are living apart, so her distressed but sympathetic mother sends her to stay with her grandmother in the country for awhle. What a change it turns out to be. Her grandmother gives Mai training as a witch (she calls herself "The Witch of the West") and also teaches Mai important values on life itself. Add Synopsis In Portuguese
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This is basically a very quiet movie with a strong message. There is a lot of heart in this story and it really will pull at your heartstrings (and tear ducts).
If you do decide to watch this movie, make sure you watch it from start to finish without breaks, or else you'll ruin the mood. And the ending is definitely worth watching, so you shouldn't quit the movie half-way.
Basically this story makes you think about your own childhood, about your family, about your little adventures and life-changing moments. It brings back long-forgotten memories and feelings.
I definitely recommend it. It was beautiful, moving and memorable.